Sunday, 22 November 2015

MORE DARE-A-DAY DAVY BY KEN REID - PART FOUR...



The previous DARE-A-DAY DAVY strip went down so well, I thought
I'd hit you with another.  Marvel at the unbridled lunacy of KEN REID, one
of Great Britain's finest cartoonists at the very top of his game.  If only today's
comics had an artist of a similar calibre, they'd be much better publications.
Anyway, this page is from POW! #4, cover-dated February 11th 1967.

4 comments:

Paul McScotty- Muir said...

Brilliant strip I haven't seen that one before -"Dare a Day Davy" was one of my favourites as a kid - I always liked the way Davy was designed,cool character and only Reid cold do him and (imho) Frankie Stein (Robert Nixons version was good but cute good) , Faceache and the Nerves

Kid said...

As you say, McS, Reid's versions are the definitive ones. However, I'm warming to Nixon's version of Frankie, and am currently working my way through the first three year's worth of them. He did a brilliant cover for a Shiver & Shake Annual ('76 I think) and his Frankie on that is excellent - very Reid-ish. It's on the blog somewhere.

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

No doubt Robert Nixon was a fantastic cartoonist ( I was amazed hhow long he had worked in comics at the time of his (for to short) life) - i recall a great Monster Fun (Frankie) annual cover fo rht e1980 annual (and an even better 79 cover of an apes face) he also did some great covers for various Frankie Stein Holday Specials and a great "Whooppee Book of Frankie Stein " (1976) cover - most I have only seen online.

Kid said...

Yeah, I've got the first Frankie Stein book, plus a couple of volumes that reprint Nixon's (and occasional other artists) Shiver & Shake and Whoopee! strips up to the end of 1976. The 2nd volume also includes the 'new' (as it was then) material from both Frankie books. I've got about 5 of the 8 Frankie Holiday Specials, and will track down the other 3 one of those days. I actually found myself feeling sorry for Frankie in quite a few of the Whoopee! strips.

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